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of them never meeting detective elizabeth butler and also detective baker, but felt the need to come and pay their respects. >> we're told between five and 6,000 officers from as far away as new york and los angeles and just about every town and county here in california, there's a moment of silence before the service. then there's a number of people that did not know either officer but just wanted to say thank you, remember their lives and thank them for their service today. >> and then, of course, the people closest to the detectives, their families. they're inside the hp pavillion. elizabeth butler had two young children. she was the mother of two, ages 5 and 2. then you have detective baker who was a 28- -year veteran. he had 3 adult children. they're all there now. >> two daughters jillian and ashley. a son who is a community service officer, following in his dad's footsteps. butch baker was 59 years of age. born here in san francisco. fell in love with his wife, kelly. they were in grade school, 10, 11 years old. he was floating the idea o
it was bitterly cold outside, still in the shorts. when we think about elizabeth butler, apparently she got a love of investigation and police work early on. they say perry mason and rock ford files tv shows influenced her and they say he was always excited about following the evidence and uncovering the truth. you think about how these two officers came to police work in such different ways with such different histories, but united within the santa cruz police department and within that brotherhood and sister hood of police officers nationwide. you think about all the people coming together today, to thank them for the work they did. >> safe to say both officers absolutely loved their jobs. butch baker was considered to be one of the best, if not the best investigators in the entire santa cruz police department. elizabeth butler apparently loved to ride roller coasters and hike, and obviously spend a lot of time with her partner, peter woo and their two sons. we saw the pictures moments ago of officer butler out there picking a christmas tree with her two young sons. we're going to pick up and st
and confident they have the rate person. what we don't know is if that person is regina butle butler. he called her his girlfriend and was in love with her but it's possible her intentions may not have been pure. >> there was speculation that she was involved in pros stawtion. there was speculation that she may have been trying to exploit him financially the rate now we didn't know. >> ramos butler last person to see jacobson and she was here at the apartments this morning when police found his body. >> before involved in drug no. drinking they drvrng too much. yrm whether happened. >> again we do not know if butler was the one arrested but police do weren't to stress that they believe it was an isolated incident and that they have the right person in custody so they want the residents here to know that they are safe. this is 7 in us? thank you amma. >> nearly 10,000 people came together today for an emotional ceremony honoring 2 fallen santa cruz police officers. memorial for sergeant lauren baker and detective butler took place at the pavilion in san jose in order to accommodate the
. sergeant baker and butler are being laid to rest. sergeant baker was getting ready to retire. detective butter worked as a patrol officer and hostage negotiator. -- butler -- detective butler worked as a patrol officer and whose and -- hostage negotiator. >> reporter: you can see they are leading straight to highway 17 and that's where the procession will lead to in santa cruz. you can see the line of cones that have been set up for the several rose of vehicles expected to a -- rows of vehicles expected to arrive in the next few hours and the parking lot is getting prepared for the 200 vehicle expected to take part. they will be escorting family members down to san jose and the hp pavilion and that's the best place for people expected to attend. this mourning process will continue long after today is over. hundreds last night came to pay respects last night and that followed a private viewing for private family members. >> i knew i had to be here tell them goodbye and that they are my heroes. >> i just walked out with an overwhelming feeling of what a terrible waste it was for two great
call and no response from officers butch baker and elizabeth butler thousands of people said goodbye and thank you to the fallen police officers with a message that they would never be forgotten. santa cruz native who knew them as a security sang. >> we were just a couple of knuckle head guys and suddenly we began old. >> reporter: but laughter turned to tears as the officers children spoke. >> daddy, happy father's day and what a daddy you have been. >> keith would you like to say hi? >> hi. >> reporter: butler's husband spoke about the last promise he made to his wife. >> i promised her that our kids would grow up and be gentle and be giving. i promised that her sons would grow up to be up right, to be gentle, and to be loving. >> and the father and son walked out hand in hand as the caskets were taken out of the arena. it was a moving moment and also moving moments outside of the pavilion. to hear about that let's go to maureen naylor. >> reporter: officers gathered behind me for a fallen salute. after this emotional first of its kind memorial for officers killed on the line of du
. tv: you had a date? you went out with my butler? who said you could go out with my butler? well, why do i need your permission? because he's my butler. so? what do you think? we're a bit confused. why was this man jerry's butler? ah. you see, the man who is the butler had gotten into a car accident with jerry. and because he didn't have any insurance, the judge decreed that the man become jerry's butler. is this customary in your legal system? no. that's what makes it such a humorous situation. i'm sorry. i'm sure mr. seinfeld is very funny to americans but i'm not sure this butler show would work in japan. oh, i disagree. you've been living in america too long. you've forgotten what it's like to have no oranges. i'm sorry. my hand is numb. yes, from endorsing checks for the super-terrific happy hour. you must go now. i think i'm on the outs with brett. i got shushed during desperado. what does he listen to the all desperado station? he is just in his own world when he hears that song. it's like i'm sitting there in the car and he's... out ridin' fences. you know, what you need
police officer elizabeth butler holding their young son at the podium and the daughter of slain police officer lauren butch baker. both speaking at a heartbreaking memorial service today. thousands of police officers along with dignitaries and regular folks all paused to pay tribute to those fallen officers. >>> good evening everyone i'm frank somerville. >> and i'm julie haener. there were tears and even jokes about the two police officers who were shot and killed on duty. we have live coverage of today's service. robert handa and maureen naylor are live. we begin with robert who watched the service alongside them, robert. >> reporter: well, it took some time but the san jose arena here has emptied out. but it will be some time before anyone that was here and in those watches some where else will forget what happened here today. a child leaving a memorial for a mother he will not see again was one of many emotionally wrenching moments that took place today as thousands gathered for a final send off for santa cruz officers baker and butler. >> joaquin would you like to say hi. >> hi. >
to the desk. >>> police sergeant loren butler worked as a patrol officer and hostage negotiator. janine de la vega is in san jose where the memorial will be held at the hp pavilion but we begin with claudine wong in santa cruz. >> reporter: good morning, yes the procession will start from behind me and there has been a lot of activity within the last half hour when we last checked in. search and rescue will be preparing for what will be this enormous procession that will go from here to san jose. it will start here and go to 8:45 and already we have an estimated 200 vehicles lining the streets to the 33-mile journey where tens of thousands will say goodbye. fellow officers and family had a private viewing and many were able to say goodbye at the funeral home. they have been guarding the officers around the clock honoring their life and service. the healing process has begun but it will take time. >> it is helping people heel a little bit, get a little bit of closure. it will take awhile of course. >> so again, this procession will start here in the city where these two officers served. it wil
. they are expecting a rush. looking at the programs that are honoring officer sergeant baker and officer butler, they have their pictures up front. beautiful pictures of their families on the back and a little tidbit that we found out inside the program about officer butler, it was 9/11, the experience of having seen that on tv that forced her and her partner, peter, to reassess their lives. that was the moment they decided to move to santa cruz and it was in 2003 that she joined the santa cruz police department. reporting live here outside the hp pavilion, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >> that will bring tears to your eyes. bob, thanks so much. in just about 55 minutes from now, the hp will officially play host to thousands of mourners from all over the state as bob mentioned. among those who will speak publicly at today's memorial service are members of the officers' families and the police chiefs of santa cruz and capitola. others include leon panetta and kamala harris. 9 governor jerry brown will attend today's memorial service but he is not expected to speak. also on the agenda, "american
this woman, 47-year-old regina butler. the granddaughter says she is a homeless alcoholic drug addicted prostitute who was stealing the victim's social security checks for more than a year. christina knew she would be coming back to the apartment and had everyone on the lookout. >> my phone rang three times. the office rang three times. i was here within 8 minutes and i chased her down and kept her here until the place came. >> sam suffered from dementia and told everyone butler was his girlfriend. warned multiple times that the woman was not welcome. when she kept coming, stan got an eviction notices and they think that's when she killed him. >> he was a senior and he was used and abused. it's a sad situation. >> we asked the victim's granddaughter what she wants to happen to the suspect at the time. she said that she'll loaf that leave that up to the court. >> the granddaughter proved to be quite the investigator, it seems. >> yeah, she got a couple tips from social media. she followed up, found a suspect at a gas station and at a bank and changed the locks here and monitoring
yesterday. today police revealed the person arrested yesterday is 46- year-old regina butler and acquaintance of jacobson and a person seen with him. he talked with butler just before the arrest and confronted her about jacobson's disappearance asking her -- >> what happened to him the night you stayed with him the last night. she says i don't remember. i was on drugs, too drunk i don't know what happened. >> reporter: police are not releasing any details but brought out evidence that jacobson was trying to scam -- that butler was trying to scam jacobson over insurance money. police had been inside the unit during the weeks jacobson was missing. >> usually it's an odor. in this case it was hidden underneath enough things that the odor did not stand enough. >> that lady she has to be contained some where. she did it. that's not good to have somebody running around doing stuff like that. >> reporter: police say they plan to turn the case over to the district attorney's office soon. regina butler turned down our request for an interview. live in san jose, robert handa. ktvu chan
with patrick butler. that is followed by our "first ladies" series. then the mayor of saratoga springs, utah, mayor love. >> we want introduce you to patrick butler, the president of the association of public ev stations. -- tv stations. welcome. >> thank you. stations?you define they have obligations under the law and fcc to provide informational services to the communities that we serve. we serve virtually every american through 170 licensees and operating 360 stations. >> how do you find it? >> it is a little bit complex. the corporation for public and unityng housas service grants for each of our stations. -- community service grants for each of our stations. the further away from the big cities you get, the more rural you get. the percentage of the grant can get up to one percent or 50% -- 40% or 50%. that is the basic grant. forave about a 6-1 ratio private donations from corporations and foundations and state governments and viewers like you. federaly dollar of invested, we generate another six dollars in nonfederal act to the. -- activity. >> if a station cannot raise money privately
than a month later, police have arrested regina butler and charged her with murder. his granddaughter says the family has always suspected butler, who the family believed to be homeless. >> and latched on to a senior that had an apartment and some place for her to hide out in and, you know, he's -- you know, diminished capacity. >> reporter: police now say they believe jacobson's body had been in his unit at the hilltop manor senior apartment the entire time. it was discovered only yesterday. missing persons detectives even visited the apartment on february 22nd and did not find anything. >> i have actually seen the photos. they went in and actually did exactly what they were supposed to do, which is photograph a scene just in case it later becomes a crime scene. >> reporter: san jose police spokesman jason dwyer says the body was well concealed. >> not many people if any would have found this body. it was underneath a lot of clutter. >> reporter: the family had suspected that butler was stealing jacobson's social security checks an
after serving 28 years with the police department. detective butler was a ten year veteran who had worked as a patrol officer and hostage negotiator. sal will cover the memorial procession from santa cruz to san jose. we are in san grows -- we start with claudine in santa cruz. >> reporter: we are standing at the start of the procession. the folks told to gather here starting about seven this morning and in the last several minutes we have seen activity. take a look to the side of me. you can see three buses that are lined up along this street. they have the santa cruz police emblem on them and a sign. we assume possibly members of the department will ride these buses down the procession. i want to show you what's happening in this parking lot just near the boardwalk here. you can see motor officers starting to line up their motorcycles. they will stage there and then move to the start of the procession. this procession, ready to leave about 8:45 but everybody was told to gather about seven this morning so it'll just get busier. the morning has started in this community. everybody
with extraordinaire access, the pope's butler, paolo gabreli. >> this is where you met him. >> translator: neither of us could have believed what it would have led to. >> reporter: what pushed him to meet you here? >> he felt the pope wasn't capable of overcoming certain problems. >> reporter: the pope's butler wanted to pass nuzzi a hundred pages of documents he photo copied and smuggled out of the t pope's apartment. it was a cloak and dagger situation with conversations in public squares, conversations with public telephones. this is the phone you were using? >> yeah. >> reporter: it was a land line so it was harder to track? they used a code name, maria. here on this so he would know which to push you wrote "maria". >> yes. >> reporter: you wrote his code name on the buzzer. why were the meetings covert? gabrieli thought the vatican was spying on him because he was close to the pope. there was a lot at stake -- big money, big secrets, information the vatican did not want to reveal. for a minute, forget that the vatican is a church. it's also a state -- a very rich one. its real estate alone is
of officer baker and butler. good evening. >> as ktvu's rob roth tells us this afternoon's show of support was both overwhelming and heartbreaking. >> reporter: the hp pavilion seemed like the saddest place on earth today. the families of the slain police officers as well as dozens of police officers remembered and said goodbye to detective elizabeth butler and detective butch long baker. >> remembering who they were will help us get through this together. >> reporter: who they were were parents as well as police officers. sergeant butch long had two children. >> you are the very reason i have good in my life. >> reporter: and detective baker had a husband and two children, including joaquin. >> joaquin, you want to say hi. >> hi. >> i whispered to her that i would take care of our boys and make sure they would always know what a great person their mom was. >> reporter: butler and baker were shot to death nine days ago as they attempted to interview jeremy gulei. leon panetta said people often look away instead of helping those prone to violence. >> they drew the line. they were doing the
. >>> a ceremonial end of watch dispatch ends the memorial of officer baker and butler. good evening. >> as ktvu's rob roth tells us this afternoon's show of support was both overwhelming and heartbreaking. >> reporter: the hp pavilion seemed like the saddest place on earth today. the families of the slain police officers as well as dozens of police officers remembered and said goodbye to detective elizabeth butler and detective butch long baker. >> remembering who they were will help us get through this together. >> reporter: who they were were parents as well as police officers. sergeant butch long had two children. >> you are the very reason i have good in my life. >> reporter: and detective baker had a husband and two children, including joaquin. >> joaquin, you want to say hi. >> hi. >> i whispered to her that i would take care of our boys and make sure they would always know what a great person their mom was. >> reporter: butler and baker were shot to death nine days ago as they attempted to interview jeremy gulei. leon panetta said people often look away instead of helping those prone to
sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective butler were at his house to investigate a groping case when he opened fire on them february 26. santa cruz police officer have invited the public to a casket viewing for detective sergeant baker and detective butler those on ocean street in santa cruz. the public memorial for detective butler and detective sergeant baker is tomorrow at the h.p. pavilion. a motorcade procession will proceed. amtrak is offering free travel for law enforcement officers and live coverages begins at 11 a.m., right here on abc7 news. the family an 87-year-old woman who died at a bakersfield nursing home after a nursery fused to perform cpr wanted to die naturally and they are satisfied with the care she received. the death of the woman sparked outrage when the 9-1-1 call was released on the recording. the employee told the dispatcher she was not permitted to perform cpr. the company that operates the home says the employee misinterpreted the guidelines. the employee is on voluntary leave while officials investigate the case. happening now on wall street, stocks continu
and butler were gunned down. well hear from them. >> it shows that officers that are sworn to protect us put their lives on the line every moment of every day they are on duty. it is a same we have to lose sergeant baker and detective butler in this way for our community to come together and realize the respect that we must show law enforcement and their officers. >> we definitely want to support not only the santa cruz p.d. but the families of the officers and it is so very, very tragic. >> we have video coming out. >> those folks, their daughter was the dispatcher on duty when this went down in santa cruz last week. we are showing you, as well, officers from all over california, all over the bay area, all over the country, we understand there are honor guards from departments as far away as new york. we have seen people from san francisco, hayward, south bay, monterey. everyone is here. up to 6,000, we told, law enforcement officials. you can see the north entrance here is open. not only law enforcement but the public is headed in for what is supposed to be a fairly long memorial service w
was the dispatcher on duty when detective baker and butler were gunned down. well hear from them. >> it shows that officers that are sworn to protect us put their lives on the line every moment of every day they are on duty. it is a same we have to lose sergeant baker and detective butler in this way for our community to come together and realize the respect that we must show law enforcement and their officers. >> we definitely want to support not only the santa cruz p.d. but the families of the officers and it is so very, very tragic. >> we have video coming out. >> those folks, their daughter was the dispatcher on duty when this went down in santa cruz last week. we are showing you, as well, officers from all over california, all over the bay area, all over the country, we understand there are honor guards from departments as far away as new york. we have seen people from san francisco, hayward, south bay, monterey. everyone is here. up to 6,000, we told, law enforcement officials. you can see the north entrance here is open. not only law enforcement but the public is headed in for what is
it to you. >>> and a man on a mission. heartthrob and hollywood star gerard butler taking on the bad guys, working closely with navy s.e.a.l.s to make it happen. >> they are so dedicated and committed and passionate. it is amazing how their brains work. >>> good evening. there has been much debate about the gun violence destroying countless lives in america. tonight we have new chilling graphic video, dramatic surveillance images captured a man opening fire in a group of other men in a store in philadelphia with a semiautomatic hand gun. the gunman pushes the door open as the victims struggle to keep him outside, peppering them with bullets. three of the men were wounded in the attack. in a separate incident, teenaged boys age 17 and 14 were arrested today in connection with the shooting and killing of a 13 month old baby and the wounding of the mother. the baby was in a stroller. all this plays out as lawmakers battle the gun control bill. senator harry reid, does he have the votes for a ban on assault weapons? where do the senators stand on it? i'll update you with my result of the unof
account of what happened tuesday. when sergeant baker and detective butler tracked jeremy goulet down inside his home. 3 spoke through a closed screen door for about 10 minutes. >> goulet disappeared from the door and appeared from another location and ambushed or assaulted the officers. >>reporter: goulet shot the officers with his own.45 caliber handgun. it happened so fast baker and butler didn't even have time to run. one of goulet bullet traveled fifth of a mile away. hitting a woman who had just parked her car on stanford avenue. >> is he saw an object in the air and hit her in her hip. didn't break the skin. didn't go through the clothing. >>reporter: woman was about to be interviewed by melissa as babysitter when the bullet swept across the sky. i'm glad it was far enough to not cause any injuries. >> but back on this avenue, police were making their move. goulet took off with guns and car belonging to baker and butler. he even put on sergeant baker body arm or. for some reason goulet drove around the block and tried to return home. roads were closed off. he got out
butler tracked jeremy goulet down inside his home. 3 spoke through a closed screen door for about 10 minutes. >> goulet disappeared from the door and appeared from another location and ambushed or assaulted the officers. >>reporter: goulet shot the officers with his own.45 caliber handgun. it happened so fast baker and butler didn't even have time to run. one of goulet bullet traveled fifth of a mile away. hitting a woman who had just parked her car on stanford avenue. >> is he saw an object in the air and hit her in her hip. didn't break the skin. didn't go through the clothing. >>reporter: woman was about to be interviewed by melissa as babysitter when the bullet swept across the sky. i'm glad it was far enough to not cause any injuries. >> but back on this avenue, police were making their move. goulet took off with guns and car belonging to baker and butler. he even put on sergeant baker body arm or. for some reason goulet drove around the block and tried to return home. roads were closed off. he got out in this alley off doyle where the gun battle erupted. and goulet k
and elizabeth butler killed a week and a half ago. >> this is the time when real character shines. it's in the troubled times that our true character shows up. i believe we have it. >> deputies are protecting the city while every police officer can attend the memorial. the chief says the department is down, but not out. >> i know this. i know that men and women in this department are committed to honoring the legacy of butch and elizabeth and we're committed to serving our community who have reached out and supported us. and inspired by those kind words. >> the city wanted to make room for as many as 3,000 people who wanted to come, and watch the memorial service live. many folks say this tragedy is still bringing this community together. >> a scholarship fund has been established to honor the officers. >> businesses have committed $125,000. you'll find information on our web site abc 7 news.com. >> we'll have more coverage coming up on abc 7 news at 5:00 and 6:00. now, let's talk about the weather. more rain is on the way. >> yes. now a look at live doppler 7. spencer, it's upon us.
more than you will ever know. >> officer elizabeth butler. >> good-bye, my love. >> their memorial service full of sorrow and silver linings. >> butch and beth's legacy gives me true hope for tomorrow. >> the 30-mile motorcade starting this morning in santa cruz greeted with salutes as the procession passes by ending at the hp pavillion in san jose where the american flag and sea of officers await. good evening, i'm look. >> i'm allen martin. you know, as the good guys go, they were two of the best. mourners came by the thousands today to pay tribute to detective sergeant loran "butch" baker and detective elizabeth butler. but the most heartbreaking goodbyes came from the fallen officers' families. [ bagpipes ] >> reporter: two fallen officers whose lives were cut short surrounded by thousands who traveled many miles to pay their respects to the first officers ever killed in the line of duty in santa cruz. police chief kevin vogel on detective elizabeth butler. >> elizabeth just wanted to make sure santa cruz was safe for families like hers any
in their honest. good evening. emotional farewell for sergeant baker and detective butler really a powerful sight as procession reached sap jose. hundreds of officers line the street as huge american flag draped down from 2 fire engine ladders at the entrance to hp about ville i don't know. 2 murdered police officers were eulogy remembered and cried over. abc 7 news reporter wayne begins our coverage in san jose. >> this was the stark vision of reality that greeted mourner in inside hp pavilion today. 2 coffin. honor guard. photo and video of sergeant butch baker and investigative officer elizabeth butler projected above and then 3 hours of heart felt words. >> she was tall. she was soft. fv she was willowy. >> she always gave herself permission to party. she loved to dance. >> elizabeth butler remarkable woman. not only for work as detective but also for her dedication as a mother of 2 young sons. from her partner peter a promise. >> i whispered to her that would i take care of our boys. of and make sure if they would always know what a great person before their mom was. i promise that
-ups, allegations of financial mismanagement, the pope's butler leaking secret documents, some taken from the pope's own apartment. >> of course the charges are atrocious. also, the problem of communication was very tough for pope benedict. anything he was doing was not communicated in the right way to the press. >> reporter: after those leaks, pope benedict formed a commission which delivered its report just before christmas. the pope ordered the report sealed, said it would remain secret, to be seen only by he and his successor. but some of the cardinals who must now choose that successor want to know more, including today in rome, cardinals from boston, houston and chicago. >> it won't be given to us as a report. what we talk about, however, will be certainly the governance of the church and in that context, there may be questions to the people who made the report. >> reporter: pope benedict is now gone from the stage, but he has left serious, unsolved problems the next pope will have to confront, starting on day one. many of the cardinals who will choose the next pope are already in rome, with
of butler and baker. >> they showed their support. >> repaid them for what they did. and then to honor us. and to honor us the way they did this morning. >> that was pretty special. >> several members of the community. and they made it a point to greet the officers as they came back to work. >> it is all about the officers to support them and let them know that we love them. and our hearts are just with them this morning. >> baker and butler were shot and killed while they were investigating a sexual assault case. they had been interviewing. jeremy goulet, when he suddenly opened fire. when police tracked him down, he shot at them and killed them. the traumatic loss of the day is is weighing heavily on them. the support from the come humanity has helped them greatly. >> -- it has bolstered us and sustained us true the difficult time. they know that and feel that. and in a lot of ways. this is good for us to get back to work. >> reporter: the memorial for the officers will be held at kaiser permanente at 11:00 a.m. the overflow facility will be the civic auditorium and police think they m
and detective elizabeth butler. abc7 news reporter is live at the santa cruz police department with the latest. cornell? >> as of 8:00 this morning, santa cruz police officers are back on the street. you better believe, many in the community are happy to have them back on patrol after losing two officers in the line of duty this week. this memorial tribute to them continues to grow. santa cruz police officers returned to the streets this morning in a convoy as santa cruz county deputies stood at attention. they were patrolling on behalf of officers during their time of mourning for two disks killed in the line of future. an emotional man came. >> i wanted to come back and support the officers. this is a difficult job they do. first thing i wanted to see them off and let them know we love them and we support them. >> it felt good. really good. it was the honorary passing of the guards. >> another officer thanked the deputies for protecting the city. the first call was a broken traffic light saying that it is good to be back. >> the citizens here have been supportive it is nice to be back and se
the events that lead to jeremy opening fire on baker and butler. they are looking for teresa johnson. she is not a suspect, but they want to talk to her. she may have associated with goulet in the last few weeks. teresa johnson may go by teresa lamb. they believe she is homeless and anyone who may know her will have her contact the san thank you cruz sheriff's department. abc7 news. >> thank you. a scholarship fund has been established in honor of sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler. businesses committed $125,000 to the fund. if you would like to make a donation go to abc7 news and click on see it on tv. you will find it at the top of our home page. >>> new at 11:00, it happened. president obama signed an order authorizing $85 billion in automatic spending cuts. the cuts have a wide ranging affect in california too. unemployment could be cut. the children may be eliminated from certain programs. school officials are trying to meet a march 15th deadline when the layoff notices anticipate less money next year. >> more layoffs than there would have been because of the see --
and elizabeth butler were shot and killed last tuesday. one counselor said the community is so small many people were just one or two degrees of separation from the victims. a touching gift was found at the memorial. a burn he will heart medal with a note saying the purple heart is for the sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty. then you have the other spectrum. this man allegedly arrested for stealing flowers from the memorial. 53-year-old kenneth moffet has been charged with vandalism and public intoxication. a memorial for detective butler and detective sergeant baker will be held thursday at noon at hp pavilion in san jose. it had to be moved from santa cruz to san jose to accommodate the expected large crowd. >> new this morning the private rocket space x dragon is now locked to the international space station with its cargo that includes experiments designed by bay area high-schoolers. the privately-owned rocket arrived a day later than planned. that is great news for students at fremont christian school who spent five months designing experiments to see how microgravity affects plant
condolences and worlds of support on a facebook page created in the memory of loren baker and elizabeth butler. they were killed on duty tuesday. officers killed the suspect, jeremy goulet, and a shootout a short time later. businesses in the area are showing support for the police department. one restaurant is offering officers three meals and -- free meals. >> hundreds of abc viewers have been sending condolences on our face book page. >> a memorial for detective butler and domestic-sergeant baker will be held thursday at noon at hp pavilion in san jose. a large crowd is expected. >> man died today during the world famous escape from alcatraz triathlon in san franciscoment the 46-year-old man from texas suffered what they call a massive cardiac event during the swim portion of the race. that's the first part of the race which begins on al alcatra. our we caught the first three runners over the finish line. >>> a man severely burn in a house fire has died from his injuries. the 34-year-old, troy vocle, suffered second and third degree burns on his body. he died at the burn center. the fire st
elizabeth butler. but one item in particular left behind by a mourner has really caught the department's attention. mixed in with the flowers, candles, and pick checks, someone pinned a purple heart medal to a teddy bear. police received an anonymous note explaining, quote, the purple heart is for the sacrifice above and beyond the call of duty. when one loses their life for the protection of others and the greater good. i know you will understand. quite a contrast from what this man is accused of doing at the same memorial, stealing flowers from the memorial. 53-year-old kenneth maffei is charged with vandalism to a law enforcement memorial and public intoxication. this happened on friday, the first day back on the job for santa cruz police officers following tuesday's killing of sergeant butch baker and detective elizabeth butler. >>> and tragic news this evening from the annual escape from alcatraz triathlon in san francisco. this morning, we know it's grueling, but this morning a man from austin, texas died as he began the swim portion of the race. race officials believe the 46-yea
. >>> thousands will give a last tribute to two officers. butch baker and elizabeth butler were shot during a sexual assault investigation. leslie brinkley is live at hp pavilion where tomorrow's memorial will be held. >> tomorrow at noon, thousands are going to fill hp paw vol yen and perhaps to capacity of 18,000 to honor two officers who died in the line of duty. these flag-draped caskets were made available for those who wanted to pay their final respects to sergeant bush baker and officer elizabeth butler. both were gunned down on february 2 sickth as they will toed -- february 26th as they followed leads in an abuse case. >> this is the first time here that our local officers are and it is a terrible thing. >> i am here to pay my respects. i think due to santa cruz county, it is a good thing that people will come down and support the police officers. >> it is a big loss for our community and i am just -- everywhere i go i can just feel the sense of sadness. we need to get our community back. >> hundred brought flowers or signed the book of condolence in lieu of following the processio
i spent with her, would not be in vain. >> detective elizabeth butler ended her watch on tuesday february 26th, 2013. >> the service ended with an end of watch dispatch. the two officers will be laid to rest in private ceremonies. >> we'll like to share this, butler was a ten-year veteran of the santa cruz police force. >> she was 38 years old and a graduate of uc santa crews. >> 31-year-old butch baker, played with a ten assous investigators. >> he would wear shorts evening on the coldest days. >> he leaves behind daughters and a son. >> former american idol contestant, james durbin sang. he is a santa cruz native. >> durbin sang arms wide open. he knew detective butch baker as a chaperone in school dances when she was growing up. >> those who stayed behind found ways to honor the public servants. >> thousands of people hit the streets of santa cruz for this had morning's police perception. >> i think the community's quite shopped -- precession. as hundreds of vehicles drove past they stood? silence, some tearing up, some absolutes. one woman said her city lost something beyond
son was last seen in february with this woman, regina butler. they found him at these apartments. why did it take so long? >> reporter: we have learned that police say the woman arrested in this case has confessed to the killing and that she will be charged with murder. they say the victim was stabbed multiple scenes and the crime scene was bad. >> reporter: she's been looking for her grandfather, and it turns out he was right under everybody's noses the whole time. you didn't smell anything? >> yes. it smelled like garbage. today you really smelled the dekay. >> reporter: he had been stabbed and his body stuffed under his mattress. she reported her grandfather missing, and nobody noticed the decomposing body in his apartment until the smell got really bad. >> at first it was a relief knowing he was there, and then i felt that i have been in here three times and didn't see him and that almost made me pass out. >> reporter: they says police have arrested this woman, 47-year-old butler. the granddaughter says she's a
" baker and detective elizabeth butler. both remembered as remarkable, she as her dedication as a mother of two young sons. and detective sergeant butch baker left behind a family, and the childhood sweetheart he married and their three children. he was remembered at a detective's detective. a scholarship fund is set up in honor of the officers. santa cruz businesses have already committed $125,000. if you would like to make a donation we have a link on our website at abc7news.com under "oh see it on tv." >> panetta said the military may have looked the other way in the face of the troubled former social whose killed the two police officers. he was a guest speaker at the memorial. panetta recently left the pentagon and acknowledged the gunman, goulet, may have fallen through the cracks while serving in the military. >> many of their friends, relatives, buddies, superiors, looked the other way. at some point, somebody pays a price. >> goulet shot sergeant baker and detective butler while they tried to interview him. the sexual assault suspect was later killed in a shoot out with police. >
"regina butler" quien segun vecinos, fue vista afuera del departamento de jacobson la maÑana de ayer ---la policia no ha revelado el nombre del detenido o si butler es considerada una persona de interes en el caso. take vo ---siempre en san jose, las autoridades revelaron hoy que detuvieron a un sospechoso de apuÑalar mortalmente a un joven en un parque de esa ciudad la tarde del miercoles.. se trata de vincent gallegos de 20 aÑos ---la victima, "errick wright" de 27 aÑos de edad, fue encontrada con varias heridas de arma blanca ---wright murio en el lugar de los hechos y hasta el momento ---la policia dice que el asesinato no esta relacionado con las pandillas cesar ---el asambleista mark leno ha creado un proyecto de ley que busca impedir que se realicen exhibiciones de armas en el "cow palace" de san francisco... take vo ---la medida exige que los supervisores de los condados de san francisco y san mateo autoricen que dichos eventos se lleven a cabo en la arena ---ambas juntas se han opuesto en repetidas ocasiones a este tipo de exhibiciones ---el ultimo evento en el "cow palace" se
butler" de 46 aÑos de edad, en conexion con el asesinato ---la victima fue reportada extraviada desde el 18 de febrero y se creia que podria estar con butler quien segun vecinos, fue vista afuera del departamento de jacobson la maÑana de ayer take vo ---siempre en san jose, las autoridades revelaron hoy que detuvieron a un sospechoso de apuÑalar mortalmente a un joven en un parque de esa ciudad la tarde del miercoles.. se trata de vincent gallegos de 20 aÑos ---la victima, "errick wright" de 27 aÑos de edad, fue encontrada con varias heridas de arma blanca ---wright murio en el lugar de los hechos ---la policia dice que el asesinato no esta relacionado con las pandillas topvo cesar ---est tarde se declaro no culpable mathew baeza, acusado de fabricar un plan terrorista para colocar una bomba en un banco de oakland... ---las autoridades informaron que baeza fue detenido el mes pasado cuando intentaba detonar la bomba que habia sido desactivada porque el artefacto le habia sido entregado por un agente encubierto del f-b-i... cesar ---nueva pausa pero a continuacion, take vo ---en mexic
butler is here. i consider you to be a major >>> new at 11:00, a fourth grader at berkeley is getting much needed help from fellow students. friends who are learning a available physics lesson in the process. they are lobbying the city council, congress and even the president to help bring rod rigo guzman back home. alan wang is in berkeley where rod rigo went to -- where rodrigo wept to school before being deported. >> we were talking about the law and it is to the fair. >> this fourth grade class at jefferson elementary is learning a very personal lesson on immigration law. >> we thought the law was supposed to protect us and help us go to school, but look what happened to rodrigo. please help us bring him back. >> they lobbied the city council to pass a resolution to send to congress in support of bringing home their classmate, 10-year-old rodrigo. their visas expired while visiting family in mexico. on january 10th, the u.s. customs officers denied their re-entry and sent them back to mexico with a five-year wait to reapply for new visas. >> what about rodrigo? who is fighting for
. >>> princess diana's iconic dresses fetch a tidy seven-figure sum at auction. >>> and gerard butler on risking life and limb doing his own movie stunts. "early today" is back after these messages. it's one of those umbrella days. maybe blowing inside-out, too. very windy conditions now southern portions of oregon right along the coast. that's going to move up the coast as the front comes on shore. it's a rainy morning especially from san francisco, sacramento northward as that front comes on shore. we could even see a few thunderstorms with it as we go throughout the afternoon. tomorrow maybe isolated showers and storms but not as bad as what we're dealing with right now. >> it's always kind of embarrassing when the umbrella goes the other way. >>> katy perry and john mayer's relationship off again. the two called it quits after seven months after rekindling the relationship. she's in a long list of beauties. he's doing okay. >>> actor gerard butler talked about the pain of doing his own stunts in his new film "olympus." >> don't you feel bad for him? >> making millions. the 43-year-old says h
so much for joining us, we'll be back at 9:00 and 11:00. >> right now, gerard butler's secret mission. >> to me it felt like so real. >> "twilight's" writer reveals her next chapter. >> i didn't think i was going to get to see these kids again. >> party 1960's style with don draper and the "mad men." >> we're very excited to get back out there. >> "game of thrones" in the fog of war. >> a lot of dark things happen, yeah, a lot of huge things happen. >> we're rolling out the red carpet now. >> welcome to "on the red carpet" from the discovery science center in orange county. i'm rachel smith. we're here to check out this amazing exhibit on indiana jones and the adventures of archeologist. there are costumes, props and so much more from all four indy movies. while we take a look around, let's talk some new movies. otrc's karl schmid is on the red carpet for "olympus has fallen." >> rachel, this hollywood red carpet has been in serious lockdown tonight for the premiere of gerard butler and morgan freeman's latest film "olympus has fallen," all about the white house being taken down by te
and elizabeth butler killed in the line of duty on february 26 by an armed suspect. the officers' flagged drape cassettes were part of a public viewing with hundreds of mourners coming to pay their respects and the officers who protected and served their community for years. >> our first time the local officers have been killed. it is tell. >> i am here to pay respects and it is good thing that people will come down here and support the local police officers. >> public viewing sites are here to view the memorial. kaiser permanente will open at 10:00 a.m. showing the service rise and parking at depot park will be freed. santa cruz fire departments will be staging their hook-and-ladder trucks along all overpasses between santa cruz and san jose. mostly on highway 17 and on highway 85. it should be a moving sight. >> cornell, thank you. the memorial service will be hell at h.p. pavilion in san jose because of a large crowd of people expected to attend. this is a live look outside the pavilion where they were preparing for the service. several dignitaries will attend including governor brown, state
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